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Greater Johannesburg

Greater Johannesburg is South Africa's largest and most vibrant city and includes the former municipalities of Midrand, Randburg, Bedfordview and Sandton. It is a region that was built on gold. Gold had been found in the area as far back as 1853 but it was not until 1886 that anyone realized just how big the gold reserves were. By 1889 Greater Johannesburg had grown into a rowdy frontier town full of brothels, beer halls and gambling dens. In that year alone more than 630000 ounces were recovered from the reef. A visit to Gold Reef City Theme Park, a reconstructed gold mining village built around Crown Mines no.14 shaft, will give the visitor some idea of life in the region in the late 19th Century, and a trip can be taken underground down the mine shaft.

To the North of central Johannesburg lies Sandton City, a vast complex of hotels, shopping malls and banks all under one roof. This is, without doubt, the finest shopping complex in Africa and one of the world's finest shopping malls, with over 250 stores and shops gathered together under one roof. Sandton has become the new business centre of Greater Johannesburg as most of the big institutions have moved out of the old Johannesburg CBD. Sandton also boasts four nature reserves, two bird sanctuaries and five river trails. Entertainment in the area includes the Montecasino Leisure Complex in Fourways.

By far the fastest growing town within Greater Johannesburg is Midrand, once known as Halfway House. Midrand is situated just to the North of the N1 highway that circles Johannesburg and is bordered by Centurion in the North. Because of its position halfway between Johannesburg and Pretoria, Midrand has become the most attractive area for industrial and commercial development, and Africa's largest mall is planned to be built there in the near future. The whole of the rural area around Midrand is devoted to equestrian pursuits and there is a Lippizaner showground arena with regular shows of these famous horses. In the Kyalami suburb of Midrand is the famous motor racing circuit where regular meetings are held. There are bird sanctuaries in the suburbs of Glen Austin and Beaulieu. There are two film production studios on the Old Pretoria Road in Midrand.

The number of tourist attractions in Greater Johannesburg are too numerous to list all of them, and can be seen suburb by suburb. There are several live theatres including the large new Johannesburg Civic Theatre, numerous cinemas, helicopter trips, the Johannesburg Zoo, theme parks, craft markets galore, such as the Rosebank African Craft Market and flea markets in several different parts of Greater Johannesburg, including the Bruma Flea Market near Bedfordview. There are the Botanical Gardens, Nature Reserves like the one at Lone Hill, the mini town at Santarama, the Turffontein Race Course near Rosettenville, several bird sanctuaries and nature reserves, ice skating, musical fountains and a planetarium. There is sailing on the Emmerentia Dam, hiking on the Braamfontein Spruit or the Wilds, 4x4 and quad trails, horse trails and numerous museums, such as Museum Africa in the Newtown district. While you're in the area you might as well drop into the SAB World Of Beer. Johannesburg also houses many art galleries, including the Johannesburg Art Gallery in Joubert Park.

If you are visiting Johannesburg over the Easter holidays, then don't miss the excitement of the Rand Show at the National Exhibition Centre in Nasrec.

History and military buffs will enjoy a visit to the SA Museum of Military History in Saxonwald, near the zoo. And if old trains and trams are your thing, then you must see the collection of old public vehicles at the James Hall Museum of Transport, located beside the racetrack.

Greater Johannesburg is a city built on the earnings and expectations of gold. The people are fast go-getters, it is a city bursting with energy and with the whole world to offer the visitor. It is a city that cannot be bypassed.

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Ruimsig Golf View Manor

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Roodepoort

Ruimsig Golf View manor is a four star luxurious thatched guest house and executive conference centre, offering spacious rooms decorated with original and unique furniture. All rooms are air conditioned, have safes, hairdryers, tea/coffee...

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From R 600,00
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Rockridge Manor Bed & Breakfast

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Randburg

Rockridge Manor is a 5 Star Bed & Breakfast establishment situated in Fairland, Johannesburg. Architecturally designed in raw brick, wood & glass and atriums to blend with the garden of indigenous trees and rock.

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Sleeps: 15 in 6 units/rooms
From R 490,00
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The Cottage

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Midrand

The Cottage is a thatch cottage which offers 6 beautiful, comfortable rooms for your stay in Midrand, Gauteng. We are small and personal yet elegant and accommodating. Beautiful spacious garden - out of city atmosphere.

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Sleeps: 31 in 9 units/rooms
From R 720,00
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Grand View B&B

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Johannesburg Municipality

Uniquely positioned on the highest point of Johannesburg, with panoramic views over the city, Grand View B&B provides an enclave of solitude and elegance in northern Johannesburg. This striking establishment is located in one of the most sough...

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Sleeps: 4

Winstonian

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Johannesburg Municipality

Look no further than The Winstonian when travelling to Johannesburg. The Winstonian designer apartment promises visitors a luxurious, comfortable and convenient stay in Bedfordview.The self catering apartment comprises two luxury bedrooms...

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Sleeps: 18 in 11 units/rooms
From R 610,00
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Villa Lugano Guesthouse

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Johannesburg Municipality

Villa Lugano Guesthouse is an exclusive Mediterranean styled luxury 4 Star and an AA Quality Assured Superior graded guest house ideally situated in Mulbarton in South Africa's City of Gold, Johannesburg. Situated close to the Camaro Street....

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Gallo Manor Country Lodge

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Gallo Manor

Nestled in the leafy Northern Johannesburg suburb of Gallo Manor, a lodge of distinction and style awaits you. Situated on the prestigious Johannesburg Country Club Golf Course minutes away from the heart of Sandton.

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Sleeps: 12 in 6 units/rooms
From R 406,50
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33 on First

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Melville

33 on First Guesthouse is situated a stone's throw from the Bohemian suburb of Melville's famous 7th Street with its vibe atmosphere, pavement cafes, cozy restaurants, antique/vintage stores and cocktail clubs, we are in the perfect location to explore Jo

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Sleeps: 10 in 5 units/rooms
From R 390,00
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Cherry Tree Cottage

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Linden

Cherry Tree Cottage offers value for money, and is a safe & secure, Executive Bed and Breakfast with limited self catering facilities. Situated in the northern suburbs of Johannesburg.

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From R 850,00
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Cycad Place Midrand

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Midrand

Cycad Place Midrand Guest House offers four luxury suites with full Dstv, free Wifi (uncapped) warm & cool air conditioning, guest tea & coffee tray & fridge in each room, opening into cycad collectors garden that guests can open an exterior door to a pri

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Sleeps: 4
From R 400,00
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Apartment at 34 Columbine

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Randburg

The Apartment is a double story self catering fully equipped with linen and towels. It can sleep 4 persons. Downstairs it boasts an open plan kitchen - equipped with dishwasher, microwave, fridge opening on to the dining room area, a bathroom ...

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From R 500,00
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Inandas First B&B

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Inanda

Inanda's First B & B is a superb guest house situated in a tranquil, tree lined avenue in Illovo which is one of Sandton/Johannesburg's exclusive suburbs. The guest house is within close proximity to some of the most popular office and shoppin

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From R 400,00
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Eikenhof Country Guesthouse and B&B

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Johannesburg South

We provide 6 bedrooms each having their own private entrance and en-suite bathrooms. The private accommodation leads off of the pool area, and presents a stunning view first thing in the morning when you wake up to the gentle melodious twittering ...

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Sleeps: 14 in 8 units/rooms
From R 360,00
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The Roosters Nest BnB

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Midrand

Welcome to The Roosters Nest BnB, a family owned and -run guesthouse which is set in beautiful tranquil country surroundings, and boasts a beautiful lush garden with lots of old, big trees which offer a restful country feel.

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Sleeps: 30 in 10 units/rooms
From R 765,00
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House on York

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Kensington

House on York offers elegant, well-designed en-suite rooms, individually decorated with style and comfort in mind. It is set in Kensington South, within walking distance of beautiful antique shops and quaint little coffee shops...

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The Syrene Boutique Hotel

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Rivonia

The Syrene is a friendly, professionally run four star boutique hotel featuring the luxury of business class travel. As the name suggests our guests will experience a quiet, private and tranquil setting offering best in class accommodation and personalize

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7th Street Guest House

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Melville

7th Street Guesthouse and Conference Venue is a 4 star graded by TGCSA, with 13 luxury en suite rooms equipped with DSTV, Wifi internet access, heaters, hairdryers, fans, digital safes, coffee/tea facilities and bar fridges stocked with compliment...

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Amberhall Guesthouse

Guest House Accommodation in Randburg

Set in the northern suburbs of Johannesburg, you will find this gem of luxury accommodation and lush gardens, designed to meet the needs of the business or leisure traveller.

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Sleeps: 15 in 5 units/rooms
From R 400,00
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Birch Tree Cottage B&B

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Randburg

Full English Breakfast tailored to your personal preference. Swimming pool set in beautiful garden. Laundry service available. DStv. Secure parking. Close to restaurants, cinemas and theatres. Within easy reach of Montecasino. Easy access to ...

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Sleeps: 6 in 3 units/rooms
From R 425,00
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6 on Sixth

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Parktown North

6 on Sixth Bed & Breakfast is conveniently situated in the up-market Johannesburg suburb of Parktown North.

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